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The Building Designed to Wobble

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Unless you’re in the construction industry, your experience with remedying wobble in a structure is probably sliding a sugar packet under the foot of a diner table. For a structure to wobble is not only annoying but can be perpetually dangerous — making it a […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Deconstructing Construction Worker Myths

Most people would assume they have a fairly good understanding of the construction industry due. I mean, who hasn’t driven by a work site and felt they understood what was going on? Though the profession is highly visible to the public (the orange vest certainly help), there are a lot of misunderstandings and misconceptions about […]

By |January 10th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Personal Safety Tips From/For Construction Workers

While workplace safety for you may mean remembering to lift the new water cooler bottle with your knees or to remember to stand up every hour, construction workers have many other safety issues to remember. In this piece, we’ll look at a variety of personal safety precautions that construction workers take on a daily basis.
Protect […]

By |December 27th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Properly Preparing For Home Demolition

As you’ve probably been inspired by many do-it-yourself shows on TV as of late, you may be getting the itch to remodel sections of your home. With remodeling comes a certain amount of home demolition. While it seems as simple as taking a sledgehammer through a wall for an open-concept feel, there are many details […]

By |December 27th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Tulsa Junior Achievement Group Tours “Village On Main” Project

On the morning of Thursday, December 13, 2018, a group from Tulsa’s Junior Achievement were invited by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma to tour the site of a construction project, “Village On Main” in Jenks, Oklahoma. The project has been under the direction of Cowen Construction. The aim of the tour was to […]

By |December 21st, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Construction Marvels: Building The Brooklyn Bridge

Fixing A Problem With An Icon
It’s the middle of the 19th century and the population of New York City is exploding. While the borough of Manhattan is a hotbed of industry and jobs, space is limited on the island, making the price of housing tremendously expensive. Ferries do their best to take passengers across the […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

The Ultimate Construction Con: The World’s Littlest Skyscraper

The confidence man has to be one of the oldest “professions” in existence as there are many ways to trick gullible and even not-so-gullible people out of their hard-earned money. One con job that elicits feelings of anger, as well as laughter, has to that of the new perpetrated on the investors in the Newby-McMahon […]

By |November 19th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

The Story Behind the “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” Photo

Is the “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” photo a fake?

Whether in a motivational poster or in a book of historical photography, there’s a good chance you’ve caught a glance of the photo titled, “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” that depicts construction workers precariously yet casually perched on a steel beam while haphazardly enjoying a break from work. […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Tornado-Proof: The ALICO Building of Waco, Texas

Waco, TX —The Oddity Between Dallas & Austin

If you’ve ever driven from Dallas, Texas to Austin, there is a pretty good chance you’ve stumbled upon the sleepy town of Waco, Texas. While most famously known for being in close proximity to the ATF siege on the Mount Carmel Branch Davidians as well as the location […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Constructing a Rivalry: The Chrysler Building vs 40 Wall Street

One of the largest structural and cultural icons of the New York City skyline, The Chrysler Building broke records soon after the builders broke ground on its construction on September 19, 1928. Completed in 1930, the skyscraper has a fascinating and eclectic history fueled by…rivalry? In this piece, we’ll look at how two estranged business […]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off